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In all den Sommern mit Conrad und Jeremiah fühlte Belly sich stets zu dem verschlossenen Conrad hingezogen. Doch kaum hat die 16-Jährige dessen Herz erobert, fällt ein Schatten auf die erste Liebe. Conrads Mutter Susannah stirbt, und sein Vater will auch noch das Strandhaus verkaufen. Um das zu verhindern, bricht Conrad sofort dorthin auf. Jeremiah und Belly folgen ihm. Wi In all den Sommern mit Conrad und Jeremiah fühlte Belly sich stets zu dem verschlossenen Conrad hingezogen. Doch kaum hat die 16-Jährige dessen Herz erobert, fällt ein Schatten auf die erste Liebe. Conrads Mutter Susannah stirbt, und sein Vater will auch noch das Strandhaus verkaufen. Um das zu verhindern, bricht Conrad sofort dorthin auf. Jeremiah und Belly folgen ihm. Wird jetzt noch einmal alles wie früher, die drei in Freundschaft vereint? Belly klammert sich an diese Vorstellung - doch bei der Abschiedsparty werden die Karten noch einmal neu gemischt. In raffinierten Rückblenden erzählt dieses Jugendbuch von der verwickelten Gefühlswelt eines Mädchens an der Schwelle zum Erwachsenwerden.


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In all den Sommern mit Conrad und Jeremiah fühlte Belly sich stets zu dem verschlossenen Conrad hingezogen. Doch kaum hat die 16-Jährige dessen Herz erobert, fällt ein Schatten auf die erste Liebe. Conrads Mutter Susannah stirbt, und sein Vater will auch noch das Strandhaus verkaufen. Um das zu verhindern, bricht Conrad sofort dorthin auf. Jeremiah und Belly folgen ihm. Wi In all den Sommern mit Conrad und Jeremiah fühlte Belly sich stets zu dem verschlossenen Conrad hingezogen. Doch kaum hat die 16-Jährige dessen Herz erobert, fällt ein Schatten auf die erste Liebe. Conrads Mutter Susannah stirbt, und sein Vater will auch noch das Strandhaus verkaufen. Um das zu verhindern, bricht Conrad sofort dorthin auf. Jeremiah und Belly folgen ihm. Wird jetzt noch einmal alles wie früher, die drei in Freundschaft vereint? Belly klammert sich an diese Vorstellung - doch bei der Abschiedsparty werden die Karten noch einmal neu gemischt. In raffinierten Rückblenden erzählt dieses Jugendbuch von der verwickelten Gefühlswelt eines Mädchens an der Schwelle zum Erwachsenwerden.

30 review for Ohne dich kein Sommer

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nic

    For helpful visuals of Conrad and Jeremiah: http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com... Favourite Quote: "I stared at him. Did he really say that? Did he remember? The way he looked back at me, one eyebrow raised, I knew he did. And this time, I was the one to look away. Because I remembered. I remembered everything." Don't you love it when the second book in a series is way better than the first? That is the case with It's Not Summer Without You. I enjoyed The Summer I Turned Pretty but sometimes f For helpful visuals of Conrad and Jeremiah: http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com... Favourite Quote: "I stared at him. Did he really say that? Did he remember? The way he looked back at me, one eyebrow raised, I knew he did. And this time, I was the one to look away. Because I remembered. I remembered everything." Don't you love it when the second book in a series is way better than the first? That is the case with It's Not Summer Without You. I enjoyed The Summer I Turned Pretty but sometimes founds the characters are little annoying. But in this installment of the series the characters have grown and the story seems a little deeper and more meaningful. I love Han's writing. She really captures the emotions of being a teen and in love. I am sure we all remember how painful and confusing it is. And Han writes it perfectly so that it causes your heart to ache. Belly's character is showing some maturity in this book. If you have read the first book you will know she was a little bit selfish. Sure she still makes mistakes but in this installment she starts to get a little wiser. "That's when I finally got it. I finally understood. It wasn't the thought that counted. It was the actual execution that mattered, the showing up for somebody. The intent behind it wasn't enough. Not for me. Not anymore. It wasn't enough to know that deep down, he loved me. You had to actually say it to somebody, show them you cared. And he just didn't. Not enough." Love triangles for me are either sooooooo bad or sooooo good. And surprisingly, considering it is two brothers (how more complicated could it get), it is good. Probably because I really love them both even though they are complete opposites. Conrad is moody and sometimes selfish and is definitely unpredictable when it comes to his interactions with Belly. I love how in this book his character is very slowly unravelling and we are getting a glimmer of who he really is behind all that angst. And there is something about a flawed soul that I can't resist. Jeremiah made me swoon. I mean how could anybody not adore this guy especially since in this book we got snippets of his POV allowing us to get know him on a deeper level. Seriously, he is the biggest sweetheart and the underdog when it comes to Belly's affection. Overall, I loved It's Not Summer Without You. Shout Out: I would like to say a big thank you to Nomes for reading this with me. It was an awesome experience. We read it over one night and check in every hour or so to discuss. We had so much fun dissecting the book and ended up typing over 3700 words through conversation on google docs about it. Okay so most of it was Jeremiah is making me swoon and Conrad is moosy....I mean moody (still laughing about your typos Nomes).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    3.5/5 Belly was more obnoxious in this book and the love triangle was hit SO HARD but I still really liked it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Regan

    Man.... So many ups and downs. I feel so attached to everyone, and I feel like they are real people dealing with real struggles. It's a nice change.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Atkinson

    This didn't even feel like a real book. It was just a continuation of the last one which ended kinda abruptly, so this series is probably meant to be read back-to-back to make it seem like all one storyline. I definitely liked book one way more. In this there's just SO much angst and going back and forth and everyone's emotions were haywire. But I do love Belly. She's selfish and childish in a way that i'm sure some people hate, but to me, it's completely relatable. It's her flaw, and it makes h This didn't even feel like a real book. It was just a continuation of the last one which ended kinda abruptly, so this series is probably meant to be read back-to-back to make it seem like all one storyline. I definitely liked book one way more. In this there's just SO much angst and going back and forth and everyone's emotions were haywire. But I do love Belly. She's selfish and childish in a way that i'm sure some people hate, but to me, it's completely relatable. It's her flaw, and it makes her real to me. I'm definitely gonna be finishing the third book this summer, and i'm excited to see what these characters have in store for them, even if I wish the first book had somehow remained a standalone.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Claudia Ramírez

    I didn't liked it as much as the first one. Belly is starting to piss me off and don't make me talk about Conrad, I can barely stand him. Jeremiah, Laurel and Susannah are my faves <3.

  6. 5 out of 5

    kari

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow, how to take a happy and hopeful ending, twist and turn it inside out until it becomes so sad that you don't really want to finish the story. That's what happened here and I didn't like it. This story takes a long time to roll out, being quite a ways into it before it all stops being back story and you actually get to some action. The back and forth in this one didn't work as well as the first book and I didn't think the two person point of view added anything. Knowing Jeremiah's thoughts did Wow, how to take a happy and hopeful ending, twist and turn it inside out until it becomes so sad that you don't really want to finish the story. That's what happened here and I didn't like it. This story takes a long time to roll out, being quite a ways into it before it all stops being back story and you actually get to some action. The back and forth in this one didn't work as well as the first book and I didn't think the two person point of view added anything. Knowing Jeremiah's thoughts didn't add to my understanding of him. If we were going to have another viewpoint it should have been Conrad. Belly, in this book, is, well, to put it bluntly, irritatingly childish. She is still pining over Conrad and yet, the first real chance she gets to lock lips with Jeremiah, she jumps right in, managing to hurt Conrad in the process, like somehow although she's known all along that he really loves her, being kissed by his brother, convinces her that she is suddenly over him. Again, I didn't like it. Does she really know Conrad and her own self so little? Is she that shallow? I'm left to wonder why either of these brothers are interested in her, other than we've been told that she grew some nice-sized boobs and is now quite the cutie. And Jeremiah, whom I really liked in the first book, becomes far less likeable. He is smart enough to know Conrad isn't going to tell him the truth of what he feels, he doesn't tell anyone. Jeremiah knows it's not true when Conrad says it, but he chooses to believe the lie. Didn't like that from him and moving in on the girl you know your brother loves is. Not. Okay. Jeremiah and Belly (hate this nickname, btw) seem very selfish to behave that way, particularly at the time they choose to make out. Not. Okay. Jeremiah's thought process seems to be that he wants to be the one chosen over his more accomplished and better at everything brother more than it's about him actually wanting Belly. Like he'll feel better about himself if he gets chosen instead. Belly tells Conrad off the day of the mother's funeral, unable, she says, to stop herself. These two brothers have just lost their mother and are dealing with that grief, so Belly, maybe it shouldn't be all about you just this once. There seem to be so many instances in this book where Belly needs to stop herself from saying or doing something childish and then when Conrad calls her on being childish, well, she acts even more like a whiny baby. I felt like I actually understood Conrad far less at the end of this book than I did at the end of the first one, Belly regressed a lot and Jeremiah wasn't the same person as the first book. If this guy went to five proms with five diffrerent dates, what possible reason would he have for then going after someone his brother cares for? What kind of person does this? With all the girls he could have, he wants the one he shouldn't have. He seems unfeeling of his brother who has always had a more difficult time dealing with things. How truly stupid is Belly? When Conrad tells her he never cared about her, which she knows to be a lie and which happens right after she's been caught up close and personal with his brother, she chooses this time of all the times, to believe that's the truth and when he later tells her it wasn't true, she thinks to herself, aha, gotcha and then ignores his heartfelt words. Did. Not. Like. Her. I thought this story was about Conrad and Belly and how she was going to help him, the way his mother asked her to, the way she promised his dying mother that she would after his mother tells her how much Conrad loves her, not just another teenage love triangle with two fabulous boys enchanted by a girl not worthy of either of them. I'm tired of this particular overused plot, very unrealistic. I read that this is actually the second in a trilogy. Not sure I'll sign on for the third one as this installment was very disappointing.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aj the Ravenous Reader

    What the what?! I finished the second book without realizing it. It felt like I have just started and then suddenly it’s done?! I guess that’s how addicted I am in Ms. Han’s writing. The second book is a lot gloomier than the first now that the glue that supposedly holds the characters together is now gone. Even I miss her too. *Sniffs* The second installment has become more mature than the first book. The conflicts a lot more complicated and the love triangle has become deeper and more intense. What the what?! I finished the second book without realizing it. It felt like I have just started and then suddenly it’s done?! I guess that’s how addicted I am in Ms. Han’s writing. The second book is a lot gloomier than the first now that the glue that supposedly holds the characters together is now gone. Even I miss her too. *Sniffs* The second installment has become more mature than the first book. The conflicts a lot more complicated and the love triangle has become deeper and more intense. I’m not so sure which team I’ll go for. Usually, I go for the dark, brooding, indifferent guy so I should go with Conrad but I’m starting to get annoyed at his coldness so maybe I should go for the sweet, caring and happy Jeremiah instead. Ugh. I guess, I’ll finally get to pick my final guy come third book so third book, here I come!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Short and bring on the angst! Another year has come and gone and things are not quite so rosy for our summer crowd. We knew Susannah was sick last year, and with her gone, everyone is having trouble coping. We ended “The Summer I turned Pretty” with Conrad and Belly finally, maybe being a thing, but with Conrad’s mother passing away, of course that’s going to throw things into turmoil. It was interesting the way the love triangle between the brothers began to slowly grow during this one. Conrad Short and bring on the angst! Another year has come and gone and things are not quite so rosy for our summer crowd. We knew Susannah was sick last year, and with her gone, everyone is having trouble coping. We ended “The Summer I turned Pretty” with Conrad and Belly finally, maybe being a thing, but with Conrad’s mother passing away, of course that’s going to throw things into turmoil. It was interesting the way the love triangle between the brothers began to slowly grow during this one. Conrad is the dark, mysterious one Belly has always loved, but you have to feel sorry for Jeremiah, the sweet neglected kid who never gets the girl and seems to fade out of the spotlight every time his brother is around. Definitely want to read book 3! Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han is the second book of the young adult contemporary Summer series. This one picks up a year after the end of the first book as summer is beginning again.  During the past year away from Cousins Beach Belly and all the boys have gone back to their lives away from one another. Finally however Belly had gotten Conrad's attention and thought things were looking up when something devastating happens to them all.  After the event that changed all of their lives th It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han is the second book of the young adult contemporary Summer series. This one picks up a year after the end of the first book as summer is beginning again.  During the past year away from Cousins Beach Belly and all the boys have gone back to their lives away from one another. Finally however Belly had gotten Conrad's attention and thought things were looking up when something devastating happens to them all.  After the event that changed all of their lives they begin to drift apart until the day Jeremiah contacts Belly looking for help finding Conrad. Missing his college classes Conrad seems to have run off to the beach house without them so Belly and Jeremiah try to bring him back.  It's Not Summer Without You was by far a lot more emotional than the first book of the series but in many ways still the same progression. While still following Belly's coming of age crush on her long time friend the characters grow a lot and deal with a lot in this second installment. Not a fan of the whole triangle angle really but I couldn't help but be drawn to the direction the story took and feel for the struggles this time leaving me to rate this at 3.5 stars.  For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Re-read 8/12/17: This was super cute, but I definitely don't feel quite as enamored with this series as I did when I first read it. I'm keeping my 4 star rating because I did thoroughly enjoy this, but I definitely have some issues with how annoying Belly is and how Conrad is NOT the business. Original read 5/7/14: I loved this one so much more than the first book. Oh, my heart. I've fallen in love with Jenny Han's writing style. Also on a less serious note DAT LAST PAGE THO

  11. 4 out of 5

    Zoë

    4.5/5 This was definitely a more somber and emotional read than The Summer I Turned Pretty, but I really liked it! I couldn't give it a full 5/5 because I still think Belly is annoying and childish at times which bothers me, but I read the whole book in about four hours! If you loved the first book like I did, definitely read this one!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hershey

    ☀ A splendid summer read ☀ Cousins Beach was Belly's home. It was the only place she ever thought of. Every summer she visits the Cousins Beach but this time things have changed. Susannah, her mother's best friend had passed away and summer at Cousins Beach was no more. Why? Because Susannah was the only person who linked all of them together. Without her, it wouldn't be a perfect summer. Belly has grown in this book. She's no more pouting and throwing tantrums. I liked Belly much better in this b ☀ A splendid summer read ☀ Cousins Beach was Belly's home. It was the only place she ever thought of. Every summer she visits the Cousins Beach but this time things have changed. Susannah, her mother's best friend had passed away and summer at Cousins Beach was no more. Why? Because Susannah was the only person who linked all of them together. Without her, it wouldn't be a perfect summer. Belly has grown in this book. She's no more pouting and throwing tantrums. I liked Belly much better in this book. She seemed very sensible and grown - up in many events. I love the way how she's attached to Beck's Brothers. How she keeps smiling and is always there for them, especially Conrad who was completely mean to her. Conrad seemed very moody in this book. I guess the loss of the one you love can do that to people. I guess he's not used to sharing his feelings with people. I guess he finds it difficult to move on after his mother's demise. But all I can do is guess. Because in this book he was unpredictable. But I love Conrad, nevertheless! I must say that I admired Jeremiah a lot in this book. He seemed like the stronger of the two brothers. He took everything in an easy - going way. He wasn't moody or annoying like his brother. In this book, Jeremiah is so different from Conrad that I sometimes doubted that they were actually related. Jeremiah was always there for his brother and Belly. Always hopeful, always sweet, never cracking and always smiling. Oh, and completely adorable :) I loved Jenny Han's writing. It was simple and cute. She explained perfectly well how teenagers dealt with their emotions. The characters were amazing like always. I think in this book most of the characters seemed to have improved. One the whole, this book was splendid! And the ending made no sense whatsoever but it did leave this inexplicable urge inside me to read the next and final part.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Reads Ravenously

    These books are terrible and yet I cannot stop reading them.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jessie

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars I'm really surprised I actually liked this, Belly's still immature, but she didn't bother me as much. Plus, something actually happened in this book, I'm addicted here. (view spoiler)[Though I don't appreciate the love triangle. (hide spoiler)] It's also nice to see more of Jeremiah, since he was this really bland character in The Summer I Turned Pretty. CONRAD <3 On to We'll Always Have Summer! Woohoo!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kate (GirlReading)

    3.5* This series is the definition of a 'summery read'. It makes me regret all the summers I didn't spend at a gorgeous beach house, eating blueberry muffins, swimming in the ocean whilst having multiple cute guys falling in love with me.... :') I had a lot of mixed emotions about each of the characters and I kind of loved that. They're all flawed and just so, human! Although Belly and Conrad were definitely a little irritating at times. :') The ending felt very abrupt which was a bit of a shame 3.5* This series is the definition of a 'summery read'. It makes me regret all the summers I didn't spend at a gorgeous beach house, eating blueberry muffins, swimming in the ocean whilst having multiple cute guys falling in love with me.... :') I had a lot of mixed emotions about each of the characters and I kind of loved that. They're all flawed and just so, human! Although Belly and Conrad were definitely a little irritating at times. :') The ending felt very abrupt which was a bit of a shame but it left me wanting to get my hands on the third book asap! It felt a bit like this series was written to be binge read! Flew through this in a day, a super cute and summery read. Book one for Booktubeathon 2016 is complete!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bri

    THAT ENDING THO!!!!! AHHH

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cristina

    Shoot me now! 🙄 This book was even worse than the first one. Why does Belly bave to be so undecided and why does Conrad has to be such an ass?! I'm still team Jeremiah! All the way. I was so glad when I saw that some chapters were written from his point of view. 😍 But then Conrad ruined everything! Just like he always does.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Raeleen Lemay

    I wasn't a huge fan of this one... Belly was WAY more annoying and childish, and it was a chore to read about her. However, the ending was good and I feel like the last book will be better because she seems like she's finally done lusting after Conrad, which was part of what made her so annoying.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Fenia

    What the f***? What just happened? How will i deal with this? Oh i know. read the next book ASAP. This book made me an emotional mess. I can't even write a proper review. Damn you Jenny Han!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carmen de la Rosa

    Empezare diciendo que a Jenny Han creo que no se le dan para nada las segundas partes jajaja (rió para no llorar). Ella te da un primer libro muy dulce, pero en el segundo todo lo destruye... En el primero siempre había situaciones graciosas, todo era demasiado genial, en cambio, en este libro, en esta segunda parte, todo cambia. He tenido ganas de llorar en más de un momento mientras leía el libro. Cada página que leía deseaba que nunca terminara el libro. Disfrute leyéndolo. El libro pasa en 6 d Empezare diciendo que a Jenny Han creo que no se le dan para nada las segundas partes jajaja (rió para no llorar). Ella te da un primer libro muy dulce, pero en el segundo todo lo destruye... En el primero siempre había situaciones graciosas, todo era demasiado genial, en cambio, en este libro, en esta segunda parte, todo cambia. He tenido ganas de llorar en más de un momento mientras leía el libro. Cada página que leía deseaba que nunca terminara el libro. Disfrute leyéndolo. El libro pasa en 6 días (del 2 de julio al 7 de julio), esto también es un cambio muy significativo en relación a la primera parte de la trilogía. Porque en "El verano en que me enamore" todo ocurría en todo un verano completo, en cambio este libro solo ocurre en 6 días. Por tanto siento que se me quedo corta la trama en algunos momentos. Se me ha hecho demasiado corta esta segunda parte, pero les aseguro que no le falta nada. Todo está como calculado al pie de la letra para que quede perfecto. Y aunque el final es un poco adelantado y siento que no muy bien formulado, Jenny Han tiene el toque para dejarte en incertidumbre sobre que pueda suceder. Los personajes que más me desesperaron fueron Belly y Conrad. A veces Belly no quiere decir las cosas que ella piensa que estarían bien y se los calla y eso me ponía nerviosa, pero me desesperaba más las cosas que a veces decía, como lo que le dijo a Conrad en el funeral, yo NUNCA se lo hubiera perdonado, en serió Belly desespera, actúa demasiado como una chiquilla de 12 años, en eso apoyo a Conrad, en que no podía estar comprometido al 100 con Belly por su comportamiento. Al mismo tiempo Conrad también es muy difícil de entender, agregándole que a veces lo hacen provocar por ciertos temas, eso me desesperaba un poco, pero claro, tiene sus razones también. No entiendo a donde quiere ir Jenny Han mostrando solo la actitud mala de Conrad si sabemos que tiene un corazón de oro, en serio no la entiendo. No sé como pero Jenny Han sabe como hacerlo para que sepamos como es cada personaje con tan solo unas palabras, con tan solo unos diálogos. Para mi esta escritora tiene un don increíble. La narración está perfecta. Es simple, sencilla, fácil de entender pero no le falta nada. Todo está bien elaborado, con los detalles justos pero que hacen que sea un libro maravilloso. En algunos capítulos narra Jeremiah, eso hace que haya otro punto de vista y aunque sea muy poco lo que escribe Jeremiah, ya es suficiente para saber todo lo que él siente o piensa. Aunque debo decir que no seria el personaje que hubiera elegido para que narra, hubiera elegido a Conrad, pero Jenny Han afortunadamente a remediado su error y narrara varios capítulos en la ultima entrega. Estoy con muchas ansias de leer el ultimo libro de la trilogía espero supere a este en todos los sentidos.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Aly (Fantasy4eva)

    It would seem Cousins Beach, where Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, Susannah and Belly's mother spent every summer to date isn’t done with them quite yet. Belly is grieving two losses, one being her mothers best friend Susannah who was a mother figure to her, and Conrad who never really called back or initiated any interest after she left. Worse still, her mother seems to be in a world of her own, a world that Belly isn’t a part of. With her best friend forcing her to move on, and her mother ignoring her It would seem Cousins Beach, where Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, Susannah and Belly's mother spent every summer to date isn’t done with them quite yet. Belly is grieving two losses, one being her mothers best friend Susannah who was a mother figure to her, and Conrad who never really called back or initiated any interest after she left. Worse still, her mother seems to be in a world of her own, a world that Belly isn’t a part of. With her best friend forcing her to move on, and her mother ignoring her, she feels completely isolated and filled with loneliness. Then comes the call, apparently Conrad has been missing for some days and Jeremiah needs her help to find his brother. Does he even have to ask? Belly would go to the end of the Earth for Conrad. That worries me most of all. With some lies here and there, and sheer determination the two set of in search filled with hope, only when they do find him the both of them discover that maybe Conrad doesn't plan on coming back anytime soon. For Belly the blow is harder, he barely looks at her and is often impatient, she knows he is grieving for his mother but in the process has become almost cruel as well as dismissive, and often regards her in a disdainful manner. One of the things I loved about this novel was that we finally get to see things from Jeremiah’s perspective! Through this I finally noticed how much he had fallen for Belly, it made me question if Conrad even deserved her. This instalment is just as humorous and witty as the first. Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah despite the issues they are going through never fail to make me laugh and snicker when my emotions got the better of me. Like I mentioned in my previous review, despite knowing that Belly has her fair share of lows on this summer vacation, I can't help but envy her. She had this wonderful relationship with Susannah and this undeniable bond and connection with Conrad and Jeremiah, you get this vibe that each summer spent by these two families is almost like their own little getaway and secret hideout that is completely closed of from the real world, maybe that’s what keeps them going back each time. What does eventually grow into frustration from my part is Belly treating Conrad like a god, he can treat her like absolute crap to the point of breaking her, all he has to do is say her name and she is already running right back to him. I don't call that love; I call that idiotic and foolish. Yes she has the tendency to act immature but I have always found it endearing up until that point. Belly is hurt when Conrad calls her a child, but she does happen to go over the top at times e.g. Upon having a disagreement she will just retort "I hate you" and I will find myself shaking my head thinking, what in the world are you doing? I found Conrad quite unbearable at some level, I just felt he went way out of line in his attitude towards Belly. He completely knew how she felt about him, so I don't see how he can be so insensitive when she is trying so hard. The thing is, Belly tries to hard, and I often questioned whether she was obsessed with him or rather, obsessed with the idea of being with him. It was almost as though, he could knock her down as many times as he liked, and she would stand back up and take it all over again. That was thankfully the only issue I had. Jeremiah I really warmed to, he is sweet, caring, sensitive and at large has others interests always at heart, and that really put him in my good books. From not knowing who to choose between the two brothers in the first book, it was obvious that I preferred Jeremiah in this one. Let me just say that Conrad doesn't exactly make himself all that likeable. I have read the synopsis of the third book though, and according to it I might be changing my mind once again. *sigh* You know what though? Belly is so hard to stay mad at for long, despite her mistakes I tried to remind myself that she is 15, and is still growing and learning. Not to mention that she is just an overall lovely character. Despite my conflicted feelings regarding how she acted towards Conrad, I really grew to care for her and rooted for her constantly. One thing, that I can not deny is how this series has the ability to tackle issues that teens in general do go through without coming across as overbearing but instead thoughtful, and understanding. Belly's story managed to give me this fuzzy feeling every time I turned a page or a chapter came to a close! The book includes a mix of emotions, at one point I would be in a fit at laughter, but then just as quick holding back tears, which is a pleasant change from my everyday typical read, which either do one or the other and at times.. neither! The ending is bitter-sweet and left me completely shocked and aching for the next instalment. Thankfully Belly's journey isn't over quite yet, and luckily for me, I plan on riding it with her until the very end! Where are you "We'll Always Have Summer" I need you now!! :(

  22. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    That last page! OMG! What?! I need the last book NOW.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Grace (BURTSBOOKS)

    I've grown up reading this series over and over again and I loved it this time around just as much as I remember. Belly is still the most annoying yet loveable character around. Conrad is still insufferable. Jeremiah still deserves better. Reading about these characters feels like being wrapped in a warm blanket. I don't care that this book is the exact opposite of my current tastes this series is like an old friend and I will never not love it. For me, It's not summer without this book series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James

    I know i'm boring with this "You have to read this book" .. but you really have to! :)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    (Heads up: Probably not a good idea to read this review before you've read The Summer I Turned Pretty as this is Book 2 in the Summer series. Cheers!) I was warned that I would cry, but MAN I was not expecting that. It's very apparent in this book that the relationship between Belly and Conrad is not a healthy one. It's mentioned at least 3 times that she would come running if he called her. Add the fact that Susannah's passed away and it adds another layer of sadness and darkness. They're both h (Heads up: Probably not a good idea to read this review before you've read The Summer I Turned Pretty as this is Book 2 in the Summer series. Cheers!) I was warned that I would cry, but MAN I was not expecting that. It's very apparent in this book that the relationship between Belly and Conrad is not a healthy one. It's mentioned at least 3 times that she would come running if he called her. Add the fact that Susannah's passed away and it adds another layer of sadness and darkness. They're both heartbroken over her death and over the fact that they can't quite seem to be in a good relationship. I haven't reviewed the first book as I write this post, BUT I really love the friendship between Susannah and Laurel (the moms) and how Laurel steps in at the end of this book. BEACH HOUSE 5 EVER, PLZ. That prom scene broke my heart. And the scene when Belly and Jeremiah show up at the beach house. And anytime Belly ran to the beach/water and sat in the sand. I feel like it's super important to keep in mind that Belly is a teenage girl and she is dealing with her long-standing crush/love. She's dealing with feelings and emotions. She's dealing with grief, too. She's dealing with who she thinks her mom is. Although super heartbreaking, I loved the theme of being supportive of people through trying times. I'm not saying that Belly needed to stick around Conrad as he was going through some terrible stuff and was treating her in a way that was not healthy for either of them. I think Jeremiah made a good point of, "You didn't come to see me. I only got a few texts." These people are family and he needed her just as much as she needed someone, too. Also, Jeremiah needed to chill on the, "But I'm the nice guy!" bit. Chill. Out. You know she's loved your brother since she was 10, I think. He doesn't go overboard with it, but he does make his feelings very clear with her, which I appreciated. Even though she was very confused about her feelings for these two boys. Overall, loving this trilogy so far. Definitely recommend for people who love Contemporary YA that is somewhat cute, somewhat ALL THE FREAKING EMOTIONS, family, and a bit of grieving.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    Picture in your mind a summer road trip, windows down and the breeze blowing in with the radio up. Picture tires slowing rolling onto a sandy driveway with a slight gritty sound. There's a house in front of you, somewhat rustic and chipped. You get out of the car, walk up the steps you've walked up so many summers onto a wrap around porch. Inside you hear people's voices. Not just any voices but the voices of the people who have molded you into you. You open a creaky screen door which reminds yo Picture in your mind a summer road trip, windows down and the breeze blowing in with the radio up. Picture tires slowing rolling onto a sandy driveway with a slight gritty sound. There's a house in front of you, somewhat rustic and chipped. You get out of the car, walk up the steps you've walked up so many summers onto a wrap around porch. Inside you hear people's voices. Not just any voices but the voices of the people who have molded you into you. You open a creaky screen door which reminds you that you are home and summer is finally here. "Hot dogs and peanut butter, mosquito bites and splinters, bikes and boogie boards. Tangled hair, sunburned shoulders, Judy Blume, in bed by nine thirty." This book was so so wonderful! I'm really appreciating Jenny Han for writing such great and relatable situations and at the same time never losing site of great storytelling through the simplest of moments. My word these books are so good!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Michele Mattos

    I decided to reread The Summer Series this year and it's just as good as the first time. This book is the second one - it's not as good as the first one but it's still pretty good. Belly is slightly more annoying and the love triangle between two brothers made me feel more uncomfortable than the first time around, maybe because I'm older now, but I seriously can't put these books down. I know "annoying" is not the best way to describe a main character but that's the word that comes to mind. She' I decided to reread The Summer Series this year and it's just as good as the first time. This book is the second one - it's not as good as the first one but it's still pretty good. Belly is slightly more annoying and the love triangle between two brothers made me feel more uncomfortable than the first time around, maybe because I'm older now, but I seriously can't put these books down. I know "annoying" is not the best way to describe a main character but that's the word that comes to mind. She's like a teenager in the worst way possible, making stupid decisions and hurting people just because she can't deal with the fact that a boy doesn't like her back. Having said that, I still loved the book. For a YA romance, this is super fast paced in the sense that you just need to know what is going to happen next. I know this is my second time reading, but there was a lot of things I didn't remember - like how annoying Belly is and how stupid Conrad is. Jere is just a ball of sunshine and Belly doesn't deserve him. I'm 100% against love triangles in real life, but I'm soooo here for them when it comes to books. They just make things interesting, even though deep down you know who is going to win. Just like the first one, I can't recommend this book enough. It's super entertaining and it's going to hook you from the first page. I have no idea who I'm rooting for in this love triangle. All I know is that I'm invested and I'm picking up the third book right now. For more book reviews and other bookish things: www.letmecrossover.blogspot.com

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bea Casallecchio

    Okay, so this book trilogy was recommended to me by a friend, she said this book was AMAZING. (She read it years ago) The first book was a little meh. But this one, oh god. Its too childish i think. The typical love triangle, between two brothers and the girl. The girl switches from guy to guy, and is confused. I mean, its cute and all, but i feel like its an overly used cliche. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Jenny Han, but this trilogy... is disappointing me. Still i will read the third book, because i Okay, so this book trilogy was recommended to me by a friend, she said this book was AMAZING. (She read it years ago) The first book was a little meh. But this one, oh god. Its too childish i think. The typical love triangle, between two brothers and the girl. The girl switches from guy to guy, and is confused. I mean, its cute and all, but i feel like its an overly used cliche. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Jenny Han, but this trilogy... is disappointing me. Still i will read the third book, because i bought it, so..

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kasia

    This is book two in the Summer series so if you haven't read the first "The Summer I turned Pretty" then stop and turn around, go back and do yourself a favor and read the book that has started it all. Okay, now I feel like I can continue...I was deeply impressed how the whole plot grew beyond the original story line, it was impossible to put down and I read it in one afternoon. The second ultimate beach read, one with a bit of autumn and serious coolness to it, chilled my soul with luxuriously This is book two in the Summer series so if you haven't read the first "The Summer I turned Pretty" then stop and turn around, go back and do yourself a favor and read the book that has started it all. Okay, now I feel like I can continue...I was deeply impressed how the whole plot grew beyond the original story line, it was impossible to put down and I read it in one afternoon. The second ultimate beach read, one with a bit of autumn and serious coolness to it, chilled my soul with luxuriously rich impending adulthood and choices that finally had to be made, I remember reading the last pages and opening my mouth in semi shock, I loved the ending and was jumping off my bed for more, good news though, the author is working on the third book now and it will be out next year. The bad news is the wait itself, Jenny Han can write thirty books and I bet I will want to read them all, her gorgeous trance inducing language and amazing story lines lool the reader better then a mermaid singing her alluring song to sailors lost at sea. This has nature you can taste in your mouth and feel on your face; the salty water and green ozone filled days and the sad lonely nights, the heartbreak and always changing teenage emotions and feelings that remind us of our own adulthood and the lasting pains of growing up. Summer crushes that literally get crushed for various reasons echo through the pages as something serious happens and the story leaves so many delicious endless possibilities that I'm mad with glee, I can't wait to see what happens next! I know this review doesn't say much but I went blindly into this and Belly's world is a changed place, someone dear to her suffers and her heart gets taken though a wash and spin cycle, real friends and heart breakers emerge and Belly grows and morphs, whether she will be a moth or bitterly is for the reader to find out, I loved this story, it was wonderful. Read the first book and them come and read this one, this is not a series to be missed, it truly is a jewel in the rough. - Kasia S.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

    “I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I'll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.” I feel so many things inside of me for this book, and that is incredible because when a book makes you feel that way it's because without doubt it has reached your heart. 3.5 /5 Stars Already from the beginning something very tragic and emotional happens so you feel hooked right away, broken my heart from the start, re “I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I'll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.” I feel so many things inside of me for this book, and that is incredible because when a book makes you feel that way it's because without doubt it has reached your heart. 3.5 /5 Stars Already from the beginning something very tragic and emotional happens so you feel hooked right away, broken my heart from the start, really after reading what had happened I was dying to know as the history would continue from there, for me this book was very difficult to put it down , it's completely addictive and emotional I had these hopes within me that Belly's attitude would change, she would mature, she would be less annoying and itsn't what happened, in fact I'm somewhat disillusioned about it, I really wanted to give her a chance, but to be a girl of 16 years old I think she act most of the time as a girl of 10, she is quite capricious and immature, and the truth is that she doesn't even think about the meaning of the things she says and does, she has a long way to go through yet . Even with Belly being unbearable, I couldn't let that stop me from enjoying this reading, again it's so easy to read, so light and super sweet. “How do you regret one of the best nights of your entire life? You don't. You remember every word, every look. Even when it hurts, you still remember.” I think that an easier way to explain this love triangle would be to compare it with The Vampire Diaries, I mean we have Elena (Belly) who knows that Stefan (Jeremiah) is her best option, that is, he loves her and cares for her, He will never treat her badly or let her be hurt, but then we have Damon (Conrad) who is so bad and is so angry with life, and does nothing more than hurt to all who want to help him, and one day he tells Elena (Belly) who loves her and then kisses her and you think, Omg they are perfecto! , And then he ruins everything and behaves like a child and I'm already very confused right now. The thing is that I'm still waiting to know what is going through Conrad's head , I really want to believe that there is a good excuse behind his behavior, even so I have to confess that I can't wait to see what will be his next move, this romance It has me addictive. Jeremiah, again, is the sun that illuminates all these silly behaviors, he's the most mature character of the book for me, he's the most sensitive and he always thinks about everything else, I really love him, I don't know how everything will end, but I really hope that will be good for him. He deserves it! “That's when I finally got it. I finally understood. It wasn't the thought that counted. It was the actual execution that mattered, the showing up for somebody. The intent behind it wasn't enough. Not for me. Not anymore. It wasn't enough to know that deep down, he loved me. You had to actually say it to somebody, show them you cared. And he just didn't. Not enough.” I love the summer house scenes , I think they are the most beautiful and I'm glad Belly has returned there in this book too, because as things had ended in the first book and started in this I wasn't sure what would happen, but makes me happy to return to the beach once more. I also like to know a little more about Belly's relationship with her mother, since they are so different, I found it super interesting, they share for me one of the strongest and hardest scenes of the book. I was holding my breath for most of the book, so stay strong to go for it, Jenny is an amazing writer makes you feel so many things with so few pages, she's amazing :) “And no matter what you do or how hard you try, you can’t stop yourself from dreaming.” I want to the next book right now! I'm very excited, I need to know that what will happend with the characters and how everything ends for them, I hope that well , because I know that I'll miss them in the end.

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